Wednesday, June 23, 2021
“Florida gas prices may be nearing their floor as most of Florida prepares for the first phase of reopening on Monday. The lifting of stay-at-home restrictions has boosted optimism within the fuel market that gasoline demand will begin to rise,” AAA noted in a report released on Monday.
Economist Dr. Rick Harper conducted the study which shows the school adds more than $161 million in gross domestic product (GDP) to the local and state economy each year, including more than $72 million to Polk County. 
The U.S. House passed the measure on a 218-208 vote. Party lines held with the exception of U.S. Rep. Brain Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., who joined the Democratic majority in passing it.
According to a study from AAA released on Monday, gas prices in the Sunshine State rose, on average, eight cents a gallon early last week before slipping down towards the end of it.
At the end of last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert urging Floridians who have not already received a stimulus payment from the federal government to take steps to avoid benefits-related scams.
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund. 
Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state government are looking to ensure Florida’s workforce will be well-positioned in the years to come.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. wrote a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, state Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis requesting the Florida State Board of Administration and the Board of Trustees revisit its policy to invest state employees’ pensions in Chinese firms engaged in human rights abuses and a wide range of military-related activities, effectively funding the Chinese government and Communist Party’s efforts to undermine U.S. economic and national security. 
With recent media reports that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her Chief Operations Officer (COO) separately visited Florida, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis issued a letter to her on Monday providing her and her team with tourism...
Farmers in the Sunshine State insist that cheap competition from Mexico is hurting agriculture across Florida, even taking the matter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) this week.